Corallorhiza


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Noun1.Corallorhiza - genus of leafless root-parasitic orchids having small purplish or yellowish racemose flowers with lobed lipsCorallorhiza - genus of leafless root-parasitic orchids having small purplish or yellowish racemose flowers with lobed lips; widely distributed in temperate regions
liliopsid genus, monocot genus - genus of flowering plants having a single cotyledon (embryonic leaf) in the seed
family Orchidaceae, orchid family, Orchidaceae - enormous cosmopolitan family of perennial terrestrial or epiphytic plants with fleshy tubers or rootstocks and unusual flowers
coral root - a wildflower of the genus Corallorhiza growing from a hard mass of rhizomes associated with a fungus that aids in absorbing nutrients from the forest floor
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The orchid family has a few parasitic plants of its own in the form of the genus Corallorhiza, a group of species known as the coralroots, so named because their rhizomes or root masses are shaped like small clumps of coral.
aquilinum r, Corallorhiza trifida + and Asarum europaeum 1 in 2; Calamintha grandiflora, Carduus carlinifolius subsp.